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Air Cairo
Air Cairo
Air Cairo new logo.png
IATA ICAO Callsign
SM MSC AIR CAIRO
Founded2003 (2003)
Operating bases
Fleet size8
Destinations29
Parent companyEgyptAir
National Bank of Egypt
Bank Misr
HeadquartersCairo, Egypt
Key peopleYasser Elramly (CEO)
Employees198[1]
Websitewww.flyaircairo.com

Air Cairo is a low-fare airline based in Cairo, Egypt.[2] The airline is part owned by EgyptAir. Air Cairo operates scheduled flights to the Middle East and Europe and also operates charter flights to Egypt from Europe on behalf of tour operators. Its main base is Cairo International Airport with the company head office in the Sheraton Heliopolis Zone.[3]

Air Cairo Airbus taking off

History

The airline was established in 2003. It is owned by EgyptAir (60%), the National Bank of Egypt (20%) and Bank Misr (20%).

Recently, the company is re-modeling towards the low fare model which is planned to be the strongest low fare airline in Egypt. On 1 June 2012 Air Cairo launched its first ever scheduled flight from Borg El Arab Airport Alexandria to Kuwait International Airport, Queen Alia International Airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport, Tripoli International Airport, Sabha Airport, Misrata Airport and King Khaled International Airport. Air Cairo also launched its scheduled flights from Hurghada International Airport to Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport. But those flights were suspended in the end of December 2015 due to poor loads.[4]

On 5 November 2018, it was reported that the German aviation authority had banned Air Cairo - along with FlyEgypt - from flying to Germany, where it operated on behalf of German tour operators, due to regulatory violations.[5] Shortly afterwards major European tour operators such has Thomas Cook Group and TUI Group announced they would end their contracts with Air Cairo and FlyEgypt.[6]

In March 2019, it was reported the airline would be leasing Embraer 170 aircraft for operations on the airline's domestic routes within Egypt.[7]

Destinations

As of February 2020, Air Cairo operates scheduled services - without leisure charters - to the following airports:[8]

Country City Airport Notes Refs
Armenia Yerevan Zvartnots International Airport [9]
Czech Republic Prague Václav Havel Airport Prague Seasonal [10]
Egypt Abu Simbel Abu Simbel Airport Terminated [11]
Alexandria Borg El Arab Airport Base
Assiut Assiut Airport
Aswan Aswan International Airport Terminated [12]
Cairo Cairo International Airport
Hurghada Hurghada International Airport Base
Luxor Luxor International Airport Terminated [12]
Marsa Alam Marsa Alam International Airport Terminated
Sharm El Sheikh Sharm El Sheikh International Airport Base
Sohag Sohag International Airport
Georgia Tbilisi Tbilisi International Airport
Hungary Budapest Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport Resumes 15 November 2020 [13]
Italy Bari Bari Karol Wojty?a Airport Terminated [14]
Bergamo Orio al Serio International Airport Terminated [15]
Bologna Bologna Guglielmo Marconi Airport Terminated [12]
Milan Milan Malpensa Airport [16]
Naples Naples International Airport Terminated [17]
Rome Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport Terminated [14]
Venice Venice Marco Polo Airport Terminated [12]
Jordan Amman Queen Alia International Airport Terminated
Aqaba King Hussein International Airport [18]
Kuwait Kuwait City Kuwait International Airport Terminated [10]
Poland Katowice Katowice Airport
Warsaw Warsaw Chopin Airport [10]
Saudi Arabia Jeddah King Abdulaziz International Airport
Medina Prince Mohammad Bin Abdulaziz Airport Terminated
Riyadh King Khalid International Airport
Yanbu Yanbu Airport Terminated [19]
Serbia Belgrade Belgrade Nikola Tesla Airport
Slovakia Bratislava Bratislava Airport Seasonal [10]

Codeshare agreements

Air Cairo has codeshare agreements with the following airlines:

Fleet

An Air Cairo Airbus A320-200 in the previous livery

As of August 2019, the Air Cairo fleet consists of the following aircraft:[21]

Air Cairo fleet
Aircraft In service Orders Passengers Notes
Airbus A320-200 7 174
Airbus A320neo 3[22] TBA
Total 7 3

References

  1. ^ "Airlines based in Egypt: Air Cairo". airlineupdate. Retrieved 2016.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "[1]." Air Cairo. Retrieved on 2 May 2010.
  3. ^ "Directory: World Airlines". Flight International. 2007-03-27. pp. 53-54.
  4. ^ "Er Kairo otkazao sve letove iz BG". b92.net.
  5. ^ airliners.de - "Two Egypt carriers banned from landing in Germany" 5 December 2018
  6. ^ ch-aviation.com - TUI Group, Thomas Cook drop use of FlyEgypt, Air Cairo 11 December 2018
  7. ^ "Egypt's Air Cairo to add wet-leased Embraer capacity in 2Q19". ch-aviation.com. 18 March 2019.
  8. ^ "Air Cairo". www.flyaircairo.com.
  9. ^ "Air Cairo adds Armenia service from June 2017". routesonline.com.
  10. ^ a b c d "Air Cairo S17 Europe service additions". routesonline.com.
  11. ^ "Air Cairo files Abu Simbel - Aswan schedule from Oct 2019". routesonline.com. 26 July 2019.
  12. ^ a b c d "Air Cairo W18 network additions". routesonline.com.
  13. ^ Liu, Jim (5 October 2020). "Air Cairo resumes Hurghada - Budapest service from Nov 2020". routesonline.com.
  14. ^ a b "Air Cairo schedules new routes from March 2018". routesonline.com.
  15. ^ 2018, UBM (UK) Ltd. "Air Cairo schedules new Italian routes in S19". routesonline.com.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  16. ^ "Air Cairo adds Borg el Arab - Milan from late-April 2018". routesonline.com.
  17. ^ "Air Cairo adds Sharm el Sheikh - Naples route in 1Q18". routesonline.com. 27 December 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ Liu, Jim (30 September 2019). "Air Cairo adds Aqaba service from Oct 2019". routesonline.com.
  19. ^ "Air Cairo plans Yanbu April 2017 launch". routesonline.com.
  20. ^ "EgyptAir and Air Cairo sign codeshare agreement". arabianaerospace.aero. 1 September 2020.
  21. ^ "Global Airline Guide 2019 (Part One)". Airliner World (October 2019): 13.
  22. ^ "Egypt's Air Cairo to add three A320neo". ch-aviation.com. 13 October 2020.

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